For millions of people in America, December is probably the best month of the year. It signals the beginning of the holiday season – Christmas – and the start of another year. A Pew Research Center survey conducted in 2013 revealed that up to 92% of Americans celebrate Christmas.
Even more impressive is that this includes atheists as well as Buddhists, Hindus, and even Jews. Additionally, Americans are a busy group of people during Christmas. During this time, everyday activities include; family activities/events, gift-giving, getaways, and shopping, among others. It is no wonder then that many people associate the holiday season with fun, comfort, and merry.… Continue Reading
Physical health has always been looked at as the most important part to maintain in a human being. This is far from the truth. As much as one’s physical health is important, emotional health or the mental health of a person is equally important. The two should go hand in hand.
When one is busy taking care of their physical health, they should also ensure that they try their very best in keeping their mental health fit.
Just as there are a number of tips one can do in order to keep their physical health in check, there are a couple of mental health tips that one can follow in order to keep their mental health in check too.… Continue Reading
Anxiety is a common mental condition that affects any person. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, women are likely to suffer twice from anxiety disorders compared to their male counterparts.
The causes of anxiety are not very clear, but insomnia or lack of sleep is one of them. When you feel anxious, you can hardly concentrate, you feel unease and often experience problems like daytime fatigue. Depression can make life unbearable to many people, and some of them resort to over-the-counter medication.
However, I know that women are strong and they can cope with this condition. If you are a woman and a victim of anxiety, relax since you are not alone in this day-to-day struggle. Women often experience far-reaching stressors that can even make their life worse compared to males.
From my personal experience, I believe that women with anxiety … Continue Reading
Changing your diet and losing weight can be a tricky process that requires some significant changes and patience. It is easy for dietitians and experts to tell us to eat a better diet and exercise more, but there are so many different ideas on what a healthy diet for weight loss really is that we end up confusing ourselves with latest tricks and fads and arguing over the best advice to take.
I am not switching diets for weight loss per say, although I could stand to lose a few pounds, I feel better when I eat this way. Rather than look at the new quick fix solutions, try something that has a deeper long-term impact – which for me is low carb eating.
Instead of torturing yourself by limiting calories and focusing on the amount of fat that is digested, you can actually deal … Continue Reading
Plenty of people have a wonderful experience at Austin City Limits Music Festival – whether that means taking in an eclectic mix of sets across the weekend or soaking up up every sweaty, intoxicating molecule of the atmosphere – but it is important to remember that every experience of ACL is unique. There are good points and bad points and always plenty of stories to tell. The 2014 festival was no different and each member of this mismatched ensemble of friends has their own perspective on the event.… Continue Reading
This winter has been miserable. Christmas and New Year were wonderful but since then it has been a month of cold weather, violent storms and no sign of the warmth of spring. I had been feeling pretty fed up with it all until I remembered that a great day is coming up on February 22nd. There were only two occasions when a Margarita was seen as an acceptable drink for this mom of two – when the four of us are sunning ourselves on our summer vacations down in Cancun and on Cinco De Mayo. That was until my friends and I heard about National Margarita Day.
Celebrate in a festive style by experimenting with fun Mexican recipes, use a Margarita machine, and don’t forget the decor.
National Margarita Day sounds a little bit like one of those made up days we use … Continue Reading